Chicago has recorded 36 albums and sold over 100,000,000 records are one of the longest-running and best-selling music groups of all time.
The GRAMMY-winners are among the first acts to bring big jazz band-style horns into rock music. Following their 1969 debut album, Chicago Transit Authority, which was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame, they have released five No. 1 albums and nearly three dozen Top 40 hits. Record sales top the 100,000,000 mark, and the band has a total of 47 gold and platinum awards.
Chicago have also been inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as well as the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
2020 marks the band’s 53rd consecutive year of touring, without missing a single concert date! The three original band members, Robert Lamm, Lee Loughnane and Jimmy Pankow, have never missed a year. Original band member, Walt Parazaider, was with the band for over 40 years. Chicago will perform over 100 shows in the new year.
This marks the third Grammy-related honor for Chicago . Their 1977 single “If You Leave Me Now” won Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group, and their debut album, Chicago Transit Authority, was added to the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2014.